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Perl 6 and trend towards web-based applications
I too have seen many more web/browser based interfaces in use throughout the companies I visit. Specifically, I consult for utility companies and have seen a trend towards the browser for a multitude of systems they are implementing.
Some software vendors are using perl purely as a multi-platform capable shell scripting tool for behind the scenes job and file processing. I have not seen many using perl for actual database connections to their back end CIS/CRM systems. Nor have a seen a embrace of PHP in the industry... yet...
For the most part, I am involved in the implementation of these systems, and to some degree, I get to apply my perl knowledge for quick fixed and slight modifications to make their systems more usable and applicable to the utility's business needs. These modifications rarely make it into the core application.